In a manger lies a Baby –
Child of Mary, Son of God
Voices join in joyful chorus
Praise You for Your gift of love.
—Ode to Joy –Beethoven
The Child Who was born in a manger was not an ordinary child. He is the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity. He is the Creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. He is God’s gift to us, that through Him we may have eternal life.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation, for in him all things in heaven, and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church, he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.” Colossians 1:15-20
A blessed Christmas and a New Year full of hope and joy to you and your loved ones.